Asparagus aethipicus 'Sprengeri'
Native range: South Africa
Known names: Sprengeri Fern, Asparagus Fern, Foxtail Fern, Asparagus densiflorus (misidentified name)
Hardiness: Best to keep above freezing.
Mature Size: Depends on where and how it's grown, but generally produces at least 1' long stems.
Light: Bright indirect light.
Water: Water once soil dries, tuberous roots can rot if left too damp for too long.
Soil: Standard potting mix
Dormancy Period: Winter
Plant Size: 4" pot, shipped semi-bare root.
Not to be confused with the Asparagus densiflorus; botanists are now considering these two plants to be two different species.This plant produces long, arching stems that are covered by small leaflets. Sometimes used as a annual OR perennial depending on your climate, can be grown successfully indoors! Asparagus aethiopicus 'Sprengeri' grows in a mounding habit, can be grown as a hanging plant. Not actually related to true ferns. Don't eat the berries.